Floods have spread across the nation one city at a time…or shall we say MULTIPLE cities at a time. Flash floods are the most common weather disaster in the United States.
To help you and your family endure a flood, we’d like to share five flood preparedness tips to celebrate National Preparedness Month (NPM).
- #1. Create a Plan – Make sure that you have a family emergency plan. Once the plan is in place, review it with your family. To help our clients with this step, Paul Davis has a Get a Plan form you can download at the link at the bottom of this post.
- #2. Develop an Emergency Kit – Here are a few of the items you should include: a first aid kit, water (a gallon of water per person for at least 3 days), battery-powered radio, signal whistle, dust masks, moist towelettes, garbage bags, wrench, and local maps.
- #3. Clean Your Gutters – Clear any debris from your gutters; to help water flow, it is vital that the drains are not clogged.
- #4. Look at Flood Maps – It’s important to know if you live in a flood area so you can obtain proper insurance. Just click the link at the end of this post to view flood maps in Tulsa.
- #5. Understand Flood Vocabulary – Do you know what the difference is between a flood watch and a flood warning? When a flood watch is issued, it means that there is a chance a flood will occur in your area. A flood warning means that a flood is headed your way and that you need to take action.
Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Tulsa OK is there to help you if a flood does happen in Tulsa. We strive to help you clean up all flood damage and restore your home to its previous condition. If you are in need of emergency board-ups, call 1-888-473-7669; we are here for you when disaster strikes.
Get a Plan Template: http://bit.ly/1BsklQb
Local Flood Maps: https://msc.fema.gov/portal